Swimming with Pigs at Big Major Spot in the Exumas
At Big Major Spot in the Exuma Cays, you can have the unique opportunity of swimming with pigs. The pigs -- along with the chickens and goats that also inhabit the otherwise deserted island -- were brought over during the First Gulf War as a backup plan in case food rations got low. Today, the pigs have been accustomed to tourists coming to the cay to feed them, so as soon as they hear your boat approaching they'll come bounding into the water. Feel free to swim with them and take photos (although they'll be nicer to you if you bring some snacks!).
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Swimming with Nurse Sharks at Compass Cay in Exumas, Bahamas
At Compass Cay in the Exumas, you'll have the unique opportunity to swim with Nurse Sharks as they feed on bloody pieces of fish. According to the owner of the cay, Tucker, there has never been an incident with anyone getting hurt, so no need to fear jumping in with them as they feed. Just make sure to keep your hands away from their mouths and don't pull their tails. This makes for a unique Caribbean adventure.
The Exuma Cays are comprised of 365 cays, 29 of which are inhabited. A great way to spend the day is finding a deserted cay and enjoy a picnic lunch and cold Kalik beer while relaxing on soft white sand and dipping your feet in the clearest water in the Caribbean.